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SKT Faker goes viral with vintage 1v1 League of Legends play

Published: 11/Jul/2019 14:22 Updated: 11/Jul/2019 15:25

by Kamil Malinowski


Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok put on an incredible display in the LCK with one of the cleanest 1v1s ever.

League of Legends mid lane superstar Faker went viral as he decimated his opponent, Kim “Lava” Tae-hoon, in an LCK match on July 10, using Akali’s toolkit to perfection to outmaneuver and take down Lava’s Azir. 


The game was still close as a team fight was brewing by the dragon around 14 minutes in. Faker was able to isolate Lava by his raptor spot as the remaining players of both teams began contesting the dragon. 

Riot GamesHow Faker’s opponents see him in-game.

It ended almost in an instant as Faker engaged with a shot from his Hextech Gunblade. Lava, fearing for his life, attempted to disengage with an Emperor’s Divide, but Faker was able to dodge it with a pixel-perfect Shuriken Flip to roll out of danger. 


As the Shrunken Flip managed to connect, Faker was able to instantly dive back in on a nearly defenseless Lava. He then made use of his Twilight Shroud to dodge any auto attacks, while brilliantly weaving in and out of all of Lava’s AoE abilities to avoid almost every point of damage.

From there it was all but over, and Faker finished the job with a Five Point Strike and a Perfect Execution. He managed to crush Lava while taking only one or two auto attacks himself. 

SK Telecom T1 were able to close out the game just 14 minutes later, securing themselves a vital 2-0 victory after a shaky start to the LCK summer split.

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TFT Patch 10.20b notes: Spirit nerf, Aphelios & Ashe nerfs, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:07

by Andrew Amos


Ahead of the next update, Riot have slid in a little addendum to TFT Patch 10.20 with a “b-patch” hotfix. The devs are keeping a keen eye on Spirit, Aphelios, Ashe, and more, as they look to tone down the “overperformers” urgently.

While Riot seemingly did away with the b-patches during the latter stages of Galaxies, the mid-update changes are back. In TFT Fates, Riot will be keeping more of a keen eye during the week following a major update to potentially drop even more changes.


They were happy after the set’s launch initially, but there have been a few overperformers in TFT Patch 10.20 Riot want to tone down ahead of the next update. They aren’t doing too much though, as they want the next patch to be a big one.

“[TFT Patch] 10.21 is shaping up to be a big patch, but these changes felt worth getting out a little earlier. B-Patches are limited to number changes, so bigger changes have to wait,” developer Stephen ‘Mortdog’ Mortimer explained after the October 7 update went live.


Spirit 4 nerfed, Brawler-Ashe targeted

The major changes in TFT Patch 10.20b are to Spirit, Ashe, and Aphelios. The two champions, and the trait, have been the crux of many of the meta compositions.

Looking at Spirit, Riot has decided the Patch 10.20 changes weren’t enough originally. Spirit 4 is being nerfed by another 10% bonus attack speed, dropping from 80% of the mana cost to 70%. This should hopefully bring it more in line, although without Ahri nerfs being shipped, that remains to be seen.

Brawler-Ashe has been one of the most consistent compositions of the set so far. With Ashe being able to dish out huge amounts of damage with an in-built attack speed steroid, she’s risen to be one of the best units in the set. Riot will be toning that back though, reducing her ability’s attack speed at one and two-star.

High Noon Ashe in League of Legends
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Brawler-Ashe is getting a notable nerf if you don’t manage to find three-star Ashe.

Aphelios carry is also another popular composition. Riot has deemed his ability to generate turrets a bit too efficient though, so he’s losing some of his starting mana so he can’t automatically start firing away.

Janna and Veigar are also being targeted in TFT Patch 10.20b. Janna’s total mana is going up from 50 to 60, while Veigar is losing damage on his Dark Blossom ability at all levels.

You can find the full TFT Patch 10.20b changes below.

Spirit Blossom Ahri in TFT Fates
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Spirit is getting nerfed again, but power carry Ahri remains untouched.

TFT Patch 10.20b notes


  • Aphelios starting Mana: 120 ⇒ 90
  • Janna max Mana: 50 ⇒ 60
  • Ashe Hunter’s Focus Bonus Attack Speed: 50/75/300 ⇒ 45/65/300
  • Veigar Dark Blossom Damage: 500/650/1000 ⇒ 450/600/900


  • Spirit Attack Speed: 35/80 ⇒ 35/70